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Title Brooklyn matters
Published New Day Films, 2007
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Brooklyn Matters reveals how a few powerful men tried to tilt the Brooklyn landscape in favor of big real estate at the expense of urban livability. Disregarding time-honored urban planning principles and manipulating a desperate need in the African-American community for jobs and affordable housing, they pushed their own interests forward--luxury housing and a 20,000 seat sports arena. The film poses vital, timely questions that are relevant to cities across the country: What is the proper use of eminent domain? What role does environmental and economic justice play in government-sponsored projects? Who does represent the community? Should traffic-intensive projects be approved without mandatory mitigation measures? Should taxpayer money go to acquire private property for a sports arena? What and who determines if an area is "blighted?" Does the public have a right to know about the use of public finances in large-scale real estate projects?
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2007
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject City planning -- New York (State) -- New York -- Citizen participation.
Abuse of administrative power -- New York (State) -- New York.
Eminent domain -- New York (State) -- New York.
Abuse of administrative power.
City planning -- Citizen participation.
Eminent domain.
Political science.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Brooklyn
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Sargent, Isabel Hill, film director
New Day Films, distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor